STAR TRIBUNE’S THREE STARS
1. Kyle Brodziak, Wild: Scored a goal and assist, was plus-3, was tremendous on a third-period penalty kill and won 8 of 12 faceoffs.
2. Erik Haula, Wild: In his 100th game, he scored a goal and assist to respond to a benching one game before.
3. Matt Cullen, Predators: Former Moorhead and St. Cloud State standout and ex-Wild had two assists.
By the numbers
428 Wild games for Brodziak, tying Stephane Veilleux for 8th in team history
20 and 21 goals for Nino Niederreiter
19 consecutive starts for Devan Dubnyk (1 from Niklas Backstrom’s record)
24 goals, 8 against by the Wild in the past 19 first periods
26-6-3 Wild record when scoring first (1st goal in 12 of last 15 games)
36 for 37 Wild penalty kill past 15 games (12-2-1)
6 points in the past 7 games for Jordan Schroeder